There are many options to choose from when it comes to updos for long hair because they are among the most common formal hairstyles. A long mane offers you the freedom to wear anything that you wish, and so your taste is the only thing that may limit the kinds of up styles that you can wear. The designs range from simple knots and buns to other more elaborate styles that involve a lot of knitting and twisting. However, there is always something that will conform to your preferences and tastes and below if a gallery of 50 chic updos for your long hair.
# 1 Simple Pull-Up Knot
This hairstyle will only take you a couple of minutes if not less to create as it is very simple. All that you need to wear this headdress is to pull up your locks to the center of the head and then tuck them into a tight knot. The knot will also look extra cute if you accessorize it with some beautiful flowers but you can also just leave it plain.
A bun is what most ladies will turn to when they want to form an updo with their long hair. It always works for most women, but the best thing about it is that it is easy to form. To create a stylish one like this you should brush back all your strands and then twist and pin them into a messy bun at the back.
# 3 Twisted Wedding Upstyle
The red vintage hat accessory with some flowers in this hairstyle looks fantastic but even with such a beautiful hat you still need to style your long mane inventively. And to do this, you should twist it starting from the sides and then bring everything together at the back and pin the twists into a chignon-like design.
# 4 Chic and Tight Bun
You can never go wrong with a beautiful bun, and it is also perfect for controlling the flow of your long mane. These strands also have a lovely shade that adds to the elegance of the hairstyle. All that you should do is to pull all your strands to the center of the head and then twist them inventively to form a tight and neat bun that you should hold in place with a hair stick.
# 5 Trendy Summer Bun
Updos for long hair are some of the easiest hairstyles to form, and so any lady with a long mane can have one effortlessly. This beautiful one comes from twisting and pinning some long textured locks at the back to form a big messy bun. The design also has some cute bangs hanging at the front that also add some style to the design.
# 6 Elegant Bridesmaid Bangs
A bridesmaid with hair like this will steal all the attention even though it is not her day. However, it is a beautiful formal headdress that you can wear to any other event. This style entails leaving some nice bangs at the front and side sweeping them. The rest of the hair should flow to the back where you should use some pins to form a neat curly bun.
# 7 Pretty French Braid Side Updo
These locks look amazing as they have an excellent volume and color meaning they would look appealing with any styling. However, the French braid in this style that starts from one side and flows to the other to create a side updo creates an elegant and stylish headdress for a modern woman.
# 8 Super Fun Curly Mohawk
Mohawks are not just about shaving the sides and leaving a long hair in the middle because there are many other ways of forming them. You can also have one like this with a long hair and to create it you will need to make the strands in the middle of the head curly. The next step is to brush back the hair on the sides to make it straight and smooth to form the Mohawk design.
# 9 Braided Ponytail Updo
The foils coloring on these strands is perfect as it gives them an amazing tone but the locks also have an amazing style. To create this hairstyle, you only have to sweep back your strands and then weave the hair into an intricate fishtail braid with some overlapping twists that make it look very distinct. You should finish your fishtail ponytail by tying the ends with an elastic band and then accessorize your updo style with a cute headband.
# 10 Innovative Waterfall French Braid
If you are not sure of the types of updos for long hair that you can wear to look elegant, you can always play it safe with a braided upstyle. And if you can replicate an original one like this then you can be confident of a top notch headdress. Although it looks very complicated, it is still achievable, and all that you need is some basic braiding skills. This design involves sweeping back your long locks and then weaving them into an intricate French waterfall braid that you should finish by tying the end with an elastic band to create a fantastic updo.
# 11 Full and Tight Bun
It is amazing how you can wrap your long hair into a compact bun like this one. This hairdo is very straightforward, and you do not need any special skills to create it because simply pulling up your hair to the center of the head and wrapping it into a bun is enough. However, you also need to accessorize your full and tight bun with a cute clip.
# 12 Messy Boho Braid
No woman can say no to braids because they always create trendy hairstyles. They also make fabulous updos for long hair and to create one like this you should knit your strands into a loose and messy twist that incorporates most of the hair.
# 13 Loose and Pinned Waves
This headdress is perfect for ladies with long hair that would wish to tame its flow and also make it look full. To wear this stylish design you should pull back your wavy hair and twist it before pinning to form a soft curly updo and accessorize with a cute flower on the side.
# 14 Volumized and Braided Chignon
Giving your chignon some extra volume will make it look extra cute and stylish. Apart from this the one on this design also has a medium size braid that starts on the side and ends at the back where it wraps around the chignon to create a chic headdress.
# 15 Soft Wavy Upstyle
Long hair looks fantastic when you style it in an updo, and this hairstyle also ensures that it does not keep on coming over the face when in an important formal event. To create an easy one like this you should pull up your wavy locks loosely and twist before tucking them into a massive bun. Also, leave a few locks hanging on the sides to accentuate the design.
# 16 Super Cool Double Braid Crown
This hairstyle is very trendy, and it entails weaving a double crown braid. To create this look, you should first twist a small Dutch braid that wraps around the head. The next step is to form a fishtail above it to create the double crown design. To finish the hairdo, you should accessorize with a flower crown on top of the two twists.
# 17 Sweet Soft Curls with Pearls
Some updos for long hair like this gives you the opportunity to maintain some flow in your hairdo and also create an elegant look. These locks have some soft curls that make styling effortless for you and you only have to sweep them back and use a few pins to hold the locks in place moderately. The last step is to accessorize the headdress with some beautiful pearls.
# 18 Stylish Braided and Tucked Bun
This stylish hairdo is a demonstration of what ladies define as a flawless up style. It entails braiding and tucking the strands starting from the front and flowing on the side and finishing the twist in a small and neat braided bun. The hair looks elegant enough, but you can also add some beauty by accessorizing with a clip.
# 19 Impeccable Gideon Braids
Gideon braids are very stylish and unique, and so most ladies tend to assume that they are very hard to create bur this is not necessarily true. If you have long hair with a medium volume and excellent texture you can create them effortlessly. To do this, you should brush back your hair, tie it at the back and weave the strands protruding to form simple braids and finish by accessorizing with a headpiece.
# 20 Twisted Bun and Brooch
This beautiful hairstyle is all about knitting the locks tightly. To create this headdress, you should start by twisting the strands from the front and finish them in a tight twisted bun and place a beautiful brooch above the bun to accentuate your style.
# 21 Crown on a Messy Free Flowing Mane
A crown braid does not have to incorporate all your strands, and so you can have one and still enjoy the beauty of your long free flowing hair. This hairstyle demonstrates one way to achieve this and all that you should do is weave some of your strands into a Dutch braid that wraps around the head. Leave the rest of your locks flowing below the crown and you can run your fingers through them to create a messy appearance.
# 22 Gorgeous Plaited Ponytail
Ponytails are an excellent choice when making updos for long hair, and this is more so if it also involves some braids. This style has numerous twists that combine to form an elegant hairdo. The design starts by weaving two medium size twists that begin at the front and flow to the back. You should then brush back all the strands and combine them with the two twists to create an adorable braided ponytail.
# 23 Quick Upstyle with Pearls
Ladies with a long hair love updos because they provide them with a quick solution for their hair when they do not have a lot of time to spend on styling their locks. This fantastic hairdo is a perfect example of a straightforward design that you can use to create an adorable look without spending a lot of time even if you are not very skilled at styling hair. It involves twisting the long mane at the back of the head and using some pins to create an attractive twisted design and a tucked bun. You should then finish the look by accessorizing with some beautiful pearls.
# 24 Cute Brunette Ombre Side Upstyle
There is always something new to try out when it comes to updos for long hair and so you will hardly ever run out of ideas. A simple style like this one will also make you look stylish, and you do not have to put in a lot of effort to create it. The design entails knitting a simple twist at the back of the head starting from one side to the other and finish by sweeping the rest of the curly brunette locks over the shoulder.
# 25 Plaited Half Up Half Down Design
Long hair offers you many styling options, and so if you are patient enough to grow out your mane, you can always be sure of an adorable hairstyle like this one. To wear this look, you should brush back your strands and then use a few of them to knit a medium size braid that wraps around the head. To finish the look, you should pin the braid at the back of the head to create the half up half down design.
# 26 Fishtails and Twist Low Bun
This hairstyle is very easy to replicate for any lady with a long thick hair. To create it you should start by twisting your strands on the side from the front and then transition them into a simple fishtail. You should then brush back the rest of the hair and then twist them at the back to form a huge and tight bun and wrap the fishtail twist around it to finish the design.
# 27 Upscale Braid Crown
You do not always have to create sophisticated updos for long hair to look elegant because you can still look adorable with a straightforward braid crown like this one. Here you only have to knit your strands into a medium size Dutch braid that wraps around the head to form a simple crown design.
# 28 Soft Romantic Bridal Hair
Having hair like this one your wedding day will help ensure that you have a memorable day. It also does not require a lot of effort to create, and so you can almost never go wrong. To create this style you should sweep back your wavy locks and twist them at the back into a simple loose bun and finish with a small clip for accessorizing.
# 29 Super Long Elastic Braid
This hairstyle is ideal for ladies with a very long and thick mane. It provides them with an easy way of wearing a braid without having to do a lot of knitting. To replicate this design you should brush back your mane and form two rope twists on the side to help control its flow. And to finish the design you should spin the hair into an extra-long two-strand braid and accessorize it with some flowers.
# 30 Top Knot with Bangs
Unlike most other updos for long hair, this one entails chopping the locks at the front to create some bangs. You should then pull up the rest of the hair to the top of the head and twist them to form a tight knot. The short bangs at the front are also vital in creating the style, and you should have some hanging on the sides to build a face frame design and the rest forming an arched fringe over the forehead.
# 31 Asymmetrical Braid Bun
Although this updo will only take five minutes to create it still looks very stylish and it will give you a top notch headdress. To wear this hairdo, you should sweep back your strands and twist them at the back and on one side to form a twisted asymmetrical bun.
# 32 Twisted Braid Upstyle
This style may look sophisticated, but it will also take you less than five minutes to create if you know what to do. The braid is the most important aspect in this hairstyle and to create it you should brush back your strands and twist them starting at the center of the head. You should then twist and pin the braid at the center of the head to finish the hairstyle.
# 33 Classy Loose Twist with a Headpiece
A beautiful hairstyle like this one is perfect when you have a lovely headpiece or brooch that you want to be part of your style because it will give it more elegance. The style is very classy but just like most other updos for long hair, it is very easy to form. To create a design like this one you should sweep back your long locks and then twist them loosely. The last thing is to accessorize it with your beautiful headpiece.
# 34 Wavy Bridal Dutch Braid
Braids will always guarantee you a top notch hairstyle if you know how to knit them inventively and neatly. The twist in this design is the center of attraction, and it is responsible for all the beauty in the hairstyle. It starts at the front and flows on the side incorporating all the strands and finishes with a curve at the back and into a tight braided bun.
# 35 Pull-Through Braid into a Bun
Here is another stylish hairstyle that proves that braids are the way to go if you want a style that will make you stand out with your long hair. It entails weaving a medium size pull-through braid that starts at the back and incorporates most of the hair before wrapping around into a bun at the center of the head.
# 36 Dutch and Fishtail Braids on Textured Waves
Everything about this hair is perfect, and if you want yours to look this majestic, you should first give it a beautifully highlighted shade and some textured waves or brushed out curls. The other thing that you will need to do is to weave a fishtail and Dutch braid that start on one side and end on the other. The braids should not incorporate all the strands, but you should instead have most of your wavy locks flowing to the back below the two twists to create a half up design.
# 37 Quick and Fashionable Updo
To create this style, you will only need lots of pins and some braiding skills. The hairdo entails twisting your long locks intricately from the front all the way to the back to create a gorgeous pattern and using the pins to hold everything in place. Although it looks complicated, you can form it in a few minutes once you figure out the pattern.
# 38 Half Up Ponytail with Flowers
This style may look distinct, but it is a regular ponytail on a long natural hair with and innovative styling. To create an adorable appearance like this one you should give your strands a slight lift on the crown and then pull back the hair and tie it at the center of the head with a band or using a few of the strands to form a ponytail. The last step is to fluff out the hair flowing from the ponytail and accessorize with some beautiful flowers.
# 39 Perfectly Imperfect Braided Upstyle
There is beauty in imperfection, and so you should not waste a lot of time trying to make your braided updo flawless. In fact, some imperfection is ideal if you want it to look natural like this one. Any woman with basic braiding skills can create this style as it only entails weaving a simple Dutch twist that wraps around the head and ends in a small braided bun at the back.
# 40 All Seasons Cinnamon Bun
This hairstyle will make a woman look trendy regardless of the season, and so it is perfect for that one style that you can always turn to for guaranteed elegance when you have no idea of what to do with your hair. The cinnamon color is breathtaking, but the beauty of the hairstyle lies in the styling which entails brushing the hair back smoothly and tucking it into a tight bun and finishing by wrapping a beautiful scarf around it.
# 41 Glamorous Low Chignon
Chignons always create an elegant hairstyle, but this one seems to be a class higher than the rest. And this is not only because of the lovely hair color or excellent volume but also due to its style. The hairstyle involves brushing back the hair and then tucking it into a thick chignon at the back and accessorizing with a lovely clip above it.
# 42 Great Summertime Braided Updo
Updos for long hair provide you with a great styling option when you feel like wearing something formal during summertime. This hairstyle, for example, is all about pulling up your strands and tucking them into a high bun with a neat braid wrapping around it to create a chic appearance.
# 43 Side French Braid Into a Curly Bun
Formal hair is all about looking smart and elegant, and this design shows how you can achieve this with your long hair. It consists of an impeccable French braid that starts from a center part and flows on the side and finishes in a twisted curly bun. These strands also have a beautiful shade with a golden hint.
# 44 Charming Braided Chignon
This hairstyle makes the hair look shorter than it is but it also looks very voluminous. It is a typical updo for long hair that requires you to knit your strands to form a side braid and brush back the rest. You should then twist and tuck the strands into a chignon and wrap the braid around it to create a top notch headdress.
# 45 Majestic and Modern Twisted Chignon
The chignon is as versatile as any other updos for long hair, and this is what makes it attractive. This variation entails twisting your locks from the front and on the side all the way to the back where you should combine them with the rest of the hair to form a medium size chignon.
# 46 Faux Bob Upstyle
This hair might not be as long as others, but it still creates a refined look that is a result of a little inventiveness. The design is a faux bob that has some wavy locks hanging on the side and the rest flowing to the back where you should pin them to create a beautiful updo.
# 47 Elegant Wavy Updo for Long Hair
This wavy upstyle is a good choice for a woman because it will work for any hair color and thickness. It is an effortless and sexy look that is perfect for any formal event. To create this design you only need to pull back your wavy locks and then twist them into a loose bun so as to maintain the waves.
# 48 Two Tier Braided Updo
Updos come in different shapes and sizes, and so your creativity is the only thing that can limit the style that you can wear. If you have a thick blonde mane, this style will be perfect for you. It requires you to sweep back your hair and then weave it into two levels of braid with a massive one flowing from one side to the other and another that forms a cute knot at the back.
# 49 Texture and Elegance
Few other designs can match the elegance in this trendy hairstyle. However, if you have a long golden blonde hair, you can wear this majestic headdress. To create it you have to pull up your hair and weave a medium size crown braid. And to finish the look you should accessorize with a beautiful headband with some dazzling jewels.
# 50 Fishtail Braids with Fresh Flowers
A fishtail has a way of making any hairstyle look better and so if it is the key style in your headdress then you can be confident of a top notch appearance. The one in this style incorporates all the strands, and it is quite massive. It finishes with a simple knot at the ends, and you should accessorize with some beautiful fresh flowers.
The 50 head-turning and awe-inspiring updos for long hair are what every modern woman should wear if she wants to stand out from the crowd. And the good thing is that they come in different forms and styles, and so you can be confident that you will find something that conforms to your tastes from the gallery above.